Hurtigruten – 12-Day Classic Roundtrip Voyage

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January 1 - December 31, 2020
12 Days / 11 Nights

Classic Hurtigruten cruise along the coast of Norway. Sail from Bergen to Kirkenes roundtrip, discover Norway's entire coastal route with 34 ports of call.

Overview

Join a 12-day round-trip cruise that is truly Norwegian, sail "The World's most beautiful Sea Voyage" along almost 2,500 nautical miles of spectacular coastal scenery. Along the route from Bergen to Kirkenes choose from more than 90 excursions, visit 34 ports of call, take part in hikes and activities led by our onboard expedition teams. Cross the Arctic Circle, search for Northern Lights, enjoy 24 hours daylight under the midnight sun, sail all year!

Operation

January 1 - December 31, 2020

Departure

Daily, from January 1 - December 31, 2020

Price

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Included

  • 11 nights Hurtigruten cruise Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
  • Voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • English-speaking tour leader on board
  • Engaging onboard activities and lectures:
  • Onboard lectures and presentations on history, biology, geography, geology, and culture
  • Introductory photo presentations, camera adjustment, and tips & tricks
  • Opportunities to casually engage with the Hurtigruten guides and guests
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • Excursion presentations
  • Point of interest presentations out on deck
  • Loan of trekking poles, snowshoes, head lamps, and crampons needed for optional hikes
    depending on the season and conditions
  • Captain's dinner and a farewell event

Not Included

  • International flights / taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Shore Excursions with our local partners
  • Hikes with our Hurtigruten guides
  • Luggage Handling
  • Transfers to/from ship
  • Alcoholic beverages

Please note

  • All rates are in USD per person based on double occupancy. 
  • Not all categories are available for all departures.
  • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
  • Single cabin pricing available on request.
  • Hurtigruten reserves the right to decline the sale of a cabin for less than its stated occupancy.
  • All prices are subject to availability and change without notice.

Tour Options

Itinerary
Day 1 Bergen
Day 2 Florø - Molde
Day 3 Kristiansund - Rørvik
Day 4 Brønnøysund - Svolvær
Day 5 Stokmarknes - Skjervøy
Day 6 Øksfjord - Berlevåg
Day 7 Båtsfjord - Berlevåg
Day 8 Mehamn - Tromsø
Day 9 Tromsø - Stamsund
Day 10 Bodø - Rørvik
Day 11 Trondheim - Ålesund
Day 12 Ålesund - Bergen

Day 1 BERGEN

The Journey Begins at the Gateway to the Fjords (D)
Your voyage starts in Bergen, a city surrounded by seven mountains. Before departure you may wish to explore this cultural gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded in 1070 AD, and was the capital of Norway for several years. The city is a central point for Norwegian travel, and has retained a great deal of local character and history. One example of this is the historic UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with the colorful wharf that dates back to the 14thcentury. Take a stroll around this charming and compact city, spend some time in one of the outdoor cafes and restaurants, enjoy a trip on the Fløybanen Funicular or visit the famous fish market. 

After embarkation, we invite you to enjoy our tasty dinner buffet, based on the best ingredients from the coast. We sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, the same route the Vikings once plied to the Shetland Islands and beyond. We are heading to the high north. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes, either from deck or in our panorama lounges. 

From April 2018, nine of our ships along the Norwegian Coast will have Expedition teams on board. As a guest, you can go on hikes with the Expedition teams by getting our Outdoor Activity Passes.

Time in Port:
Bergen 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm, all year

Day 2 FLØRO - MOLDE (B, L, D)

Architectural and Natural Masterpieces
Enjoy early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord - followed by a delicious breakfast. We then sail past West Cape for our approach to Ålesund.
 
Art Nouveau city
Ålesund is renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and famed Atlanterhavsparken aquarium. Our tour to the aquarium includes a visit to see resident penguins before we continue to nearby Mount Aksla for an amazing view. 

Into the fjords
In the summer, we set our course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, passing sheer, 2,625 foot-high cliffs and dramatic waterfalls. In autumn, we explore Hjørundfjord in the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. The fjord’s pristine natural landscape of steep rock walls, lush green meadows, lonely mountain farms, and tiny villages is unforgettable. 

Mountains and roses
Molde is known as the 'City of Roses' because of its lovely municipal gardens. This attractive coastal town has an amazing view of 222 mountain peaks across the fjord, called 'the Molde Panorama'.

Time in port:
Florø 3:30 a.m. –  3:40 a.m.
Måløy 5:40 a.m. –  5:50 a.m.
Torvik  8:30 a.m. –  8:40 a.m.
Ålesund (summer/autumn)  9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Geiranger (summer) 2:15  p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hjørunfjorden/Urke autumn 12:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Ålesund 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m./5:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.*
Molde 10:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. **

* Ålesund winter and spring 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
** Molde winter and spring 4:15 p.m. –7:00 p.m.

Optional Excursions
A Taste of Norway
Discover a beautiful fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, a historic hotel, and a tiny village – join us for an unforgettable journey through amazing Norwegian nature.

Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord
The Hjørundfjord is one of the most distinctive and magnificent fjords in all of Norway. Experience one of the wildest and most beautiful mountain regions in western Norway from above on this mountain hike.

Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass
Experience the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, a ferry ride across the beautiful Norddalsfjord, and an exciting drive with 11 hairpin turns on the famous Trollstigen (The Troll's ladder) Pass – all on one excursion.

Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund
Explore the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, see some of Norway's most dramatic landscapes and enjoy a visit to the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.

Hike with a Visit to a Shieling
Join a pleasant hike up from the fjord through lovely meadows to a summer grazing site at Haukås, where we learn about farming in the past and taste local delicacies.

Kayaking in Ålesund
Join us on a guided kayaking tour through the elegant city of Ålesund and hear colorful local stories, including why it is built in the Art Nouveau style.

Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla
See what life is like under the sea and then get a bird's-eye view of the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.

Art Nouveau Walk
Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.

Art Nouveau Walk
Dating back to the Viking Age, today Ålesund is best known for its modern Art Nouveau architecture. Join a walking tour to discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.

The Romsdal museum
Visit the Romsdal Museum, situated a short bus ride from the pier in Molde.

Day 3 KRISTIANSUND - RØRVIK (B, L, D)

History and Charm
Charming Trondheim is home to great history and a rich cultural life.

Magical, medieval, and modern
Founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997, Trondheim today is a unique mix of the ancient and modern. Join our optional excursion to the soaring Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s only Gothic cathedral and the burial place of St. Olav. Marvel at the cathedral’s exquisite works of art, architectural details, and medieval statues.

In spring and summer, we continue to Ringve Museum of Musical History, where Norwegian music's past is brought to life in a grand manor with a fantastic view.

Excursions for every taste
From September to May, experience Trondheim with a unique carriage tour on the world's northernmost tram line. You can also explore Trondheim by kayak on the River Nid or experience the city by bicycle. Be sure to ride the world’s only bicycle lift, near the quaint Bakklandet neighborhood, from April to September. You can also join the Hurtigruten guides for a hike to discover more.

Back on board
In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the Kjeungskjær lighthouse, islets, and rocky reefs. After sailing through the narrow channel of Stokksund, we head toward charming Rørvik.

Time in port:
Kristiansund 2:15 a.m. –  2:30 a.m. winter and spring 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Trondheim 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Rørvik 10:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Optional Excursions
Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum
Encounter the majesty of Trondheim's medieval Nidaros Cathedral, Norway's only church built in the Gothic architectural style. Then explore the Norway's musical history at the Ringve Museum.

Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
Explore Norway's first capital, Trondheim, founded in 997 by Viking King Olav Tryggvason, who brought Christianity to Norway and gave Trondheim its original name: Nidaros.

Trondheim City Walk
Join a walking tour through the medieval city of Trondheim, which has become a major modern academic and technology research center.

Cycling in Trondheim
Join us for a leisurely paced bicycle tour through one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Norway – Trondheim.

The Northernmost Tramride in the World
Experience Trondheim in the vintage carriage of the northernmost tram in the world! Enjoy a spectacular view of the city's colorful houses, before we take you to new highs at the ski jumping hill of Granåsen. The excursion ends in the city center of Trondheim with a photo stop at the marvelous Nidaros Cathedral.

Kayaking On The River Nid
Discover a completely new perspective of Trondheim on an urban kayak expedition along the River Nid that winds it way through the historic city.

Day 4 BRONNØYSUND - SVOLVÆR (B, L, D)

Welcome to the Arctic!
Today we cross the Arctic Circle, increasing your chances to see the Northern Lights in winter and experience the midnight sun in summer. We mark the occasion with a fun Arctic Circle ceremony on deck. 

Forces of nature
Ørnes is the site of Norway's second-largest glacier, Svartisen. In summer, join us for a trip to the Svartisen Tourist Center to admire this enigmatic world of ice, and visit a moose farm.

We then sail along the beautiful coast of Helgeland to Bodø, where you can experience Saltstraumen, the world's most powerful maelstrom, by small boat. 

Majestic Lofoten
That afternoon, the 3,300 foot high Lofoten Wall looms on the horizon, ushering us toward majestic granite cliffs and white-sand beaches.

Meet the Vikings
At Stamsund, visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are welcomed into the chieftain's house for a real Viking feast. 

Going organic
Between Stamsund and Svolvær, you can experience life on an organic herb and cheese farm, or visit the Lofoten's only craft brewery, in Svolvær.

Hunting the Northern Lights 
In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle means an intense hunt for the Northern Lights, and we present a multimedia show, "The Magic Light, Aurora Borealis".

As we sail through the narrow Raftsund, we stop at the entrance to Trollfjord, a dramatic natural wonder that should not be missed.

Time in port:
Brønnøysund 01:45 – 01:55
Sandnessjøen 04:35 – 04:45
Nesna 05:55 – 06:05
Ørnes 09:45 – 09:55
Bodø 12:40 – 15:00
Stamsund 19:00 – 19:30
Svolvær 21:00 – 22:00

Optional Excursions
Svartisen Glacier
Experience an up-close and personal visit to Svartisen, Norway's second-largest glacier and the southernmost glacier in mainland Europe.

Arctic Coastal Walk
Join us for a guided walk along the coast in Bodø and learn why devotion to nature is integrated in the Norwegian culture.

RIB Safari to Saltstraumen
The giant maelstroms of Saltstraumen have captured the imagination of artists and authors for generations. Join a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) safari to witness these wondrous forces of nature.

Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
Join us for a coach tour of the second-largest city in Northern Norway, Bodø, and then see the world's largest tidal current, the legendary Saltstraumen.

Meet the Vikings
Travel back more than 1,000 years in time and experience how the Vikings lived at Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg, Lofoten, where the largest Viking building ever found has been replicated.

Meet the Vikings – Summer
Join us on an authentic journey through Lofoten's ancient past at the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg.

Highlights of Lofoten
The Highlights of Lofoten excursion takes you to the Lofoten archipelago's many picturesque fishing villages and towns, surrounded by spectacular backdrops of sea and mountains.

Lofotpils Brewery
Meet local Svolvær brewmaster at Lofotpils Bryggeri (brewery), established in a fish-landing depot dating back to the 1930s along the waterfront in Svolvær.

Farm Visit in Lofoten
Experience life on a diverse working farm, Aalan Farm, in Lauvdalen, Lofoten, renowned for its herbs and organic cheeses.

Day 5 STOKMARKNES - SKJERVØY (B, L, D)

In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes
We briefly dock at Risøyhamn, Harstad, and Finnsnes in the morning.

Polar history and beer
We then sail to the Arctic exploration capital of Tromsø for a prolonged stay. Join our 'Polar History Walk' in winter to learn more about explorers and Arctic hunters, and taste beer from the world's second northernmost brewery. 

Beyond your imagination
In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling dog sled ride, as huskies pull you over the frozen landscape past stunning views on the snowy plateaus. The only light during the polar night comes from our headlamps, the starry sky, and, if we're lucky, the magical northern lights. Why not have some winter fun by joining a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing adventure, or go deep-sea fishing on an Arctic fjord? All year, you can join the Hurtigruten guides for hikes and discover more of the Tromsø area. 

Get close to marine wildlife
Want to experience serenity on the sea? Join us for a kayaking excursion in summer along Tromsø's coastline - a great way to get close to marine wildlife.

Sailing from Tromsø, we continue to search for the northern lights from September to March.

Time in port:
Stokmarknes  1:00 a.m. –  1:15 a.m.
Sortland  2:45 a.m. –  3:00 a.m.
Risøyhamn  4: 15 a.m. –  4:30 a.m.
Harstad  6:45 a.m. –  7:45 a.m.
Finnsnes 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tromsø 2:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Skjervøy 10:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.

Optional Excursions
The Arctic Capital Tromsø
Join us for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Tromsø, the northernmost city in the world with a population over 50,000.

Dog Sledding
Join a mini-polar expedition across the snowy Arctic landscape just a half-hour drive from Tromsø on the island of Kvaløya.

Scenery and Huskies
Experience North Norway's nature at its best on this excursion to the Tromsø Wilderness Center on Kvaløya Island.

Polar History Walk
Experience the same polar frontier environment as the famous Arctic explorers on this historic polar walk through Tromsø.

Kayaking
Ready for a little adventure? Join us as we kayak to the nearby island of Håkøya along the Tromsø area's coastline.

Cross-Country Skiing
Experience the thrill of gliding along in the snow on skis. This tour is a fantastic introduction to cross-country skiing for beginners.

Snowshoeing in Tromsø
Some coin this snowshoeing excursion in Tromsø 'childhood revisited' because it is so carefree and liberating.

Day 6 ØKSFJORD - BERLEVÅG - NORTH CAPE (B, L, D)

Top of the World - North Cape
Enjoy magnificent landscapes as we sail to the North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent. In summer, you may see herds of reindeer and small camps of indigenous Sami people in the area.

Experience the North Cape
After a brief stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Havøysund. Join a small boat excursion here to see the North Cape from the sea, visit the world's northernmost fishing village, and ride by bus to North Cape plateau.

The ship continues to Honningsvåg, from where you can join a birdwatching excursion to Gjesværstappan, home to millions of birds during nesting season.

Sailing north
The ship continues north into the heartland of the Sami people. Visit Kjøllefjord, where you can learn about the Sami way of life and hear traditional joiking(song).

Adrenaline and Northern Lights
In winter, you can join an unforgettable snowmobile trip across snowy plains and perhaps spot the Northern Lights in the starry sky.

Sami traditions
'Sami Autumn' is a fall excursion to learn about the Arctic's natural 'pantry and pharmacy', sampling dried-reindeer meat, crowberry juice, herbal tea (nettle), and roseroot tincture. You may also feel the presence of the Sami shaman, Noaidi.

Time in port:
Øksfjord  2:00 a.m. –  2:15 a.m.
Hammerfest 5:15 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Havøysund  8:45 a.m. –  9:15 a.m.
Honningsvåg 11:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Kjøllefjord 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Mehamn 7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Berlevåg 10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.

Optional Excursions
The North Cape
Encounter magnificent landscapes as we cross the 71st parallel on a journey to North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent.
 
Birdwatching Safari
Fascinated by multitudes of birds? Come along on this excursion to see one of Norway's largest and most impressive bird cliffs, near the North Cape.
 
Fishing Village Visit
Join us on a fascinating tour of two small fishing villages and discover Christmas year round at the very top of Norway.
 
Sami Culture
Encounter the Sami people of far-northern Europe and learn about their remarkable culture.
 
Sami Autumn
Learn about the mystical cultural practices and natural medicines of the indigenous Sami people living in Europe's northernmost region.
 
Snowmobile Trip in the Arctic
Join us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe's most exciting and extreme natural Arctic regions.
 
RIB Expedition on 71 degrees North
Journey to the North Cape like a true explorer - approach by RIB boat and hike up the mountainside to the famous plateau.

Day 7 BÅTSFJORD - BERLEVÅG (B, L, D)

Russian Border and Turning Point
We arrive early today in Vadsø before docking in Kirkenes - the ship's turning point for the return journey.

Streets with Russian names
The Russian border is a just few miles from Kirkenes and you'll notice local road signs in both Norwegian and Russian. There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier: year-round bus tours, a riverboat safari, via canoe, hiking, or ATV/quad-bike trek in summer. You can also join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.

Winter Wonder
Kirkenes offers a wide range of classic winter activities, such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and visiting an Arctic Ice Dome.

Southbound and down
As the ship starts its voyage south, remember that you've seen only half of what Norway's coastline offers. The ports we visited by night on the northbound cruise are now seen during the day.

Ice dipping
Docking again at Vardø, we may invite you to swim in the icy Arctic Ocean in winter. We then cruise along Varanger peninsula to Båtsfjord and Berlevåg, home to a famous male choir of local fishermen.

Time in port:
Båtsfjord: 24:00 – 00:15 
Vardø: 03:15 – 03:30 
Vadsø: 06:45 – 07:15 
Kirkenes: 09:00 – 12:30
Vardø: 15:45 – 16:45 
Båtsfjord: 19:45 – 20:15 
Berlevåg: 21:45 – 22:00

Optional Excursions
The Russian Border
East meets West at the far-northern Norwegian town of Kirkenes, a few short miles from the Russian border, and the turning point of your Hurtigruten voyage.
 
Riverboat to the Russian Border
Explore the river that divides Norway and Russia, two distinctly different, yet strangely similar, countries.
 
Snowmobile Safari
If you like the idea of racing a snowmobile across a vast snowy expanse and meeting people who live in this extreme region, then this excursion is for you.
 
Kirkenes Snow Hotel
Visit the coolest hotel in the world! Join a guided tour of the beautifully decorated snow suites, and grab a drink at Norway's largest ice bar. Also, remember to greet the reindeers and huskies that live close to the hotel.
 
ATV/Quad Safari to the Russian Border
Discover Kirkenes and its surrounding nature, historical sights, and the Russian border on this motorized ATV (all terrain vehicle) quad bike adventure.
 
Husky Tour
Experience a thrilling dog-sledding adventure across the frozen Arctic wilderness.
 
King Crab Experience
Join our expert fishermen who will help you to deliver your catch directly to your dinner table. Learn the history, anatomy and then how to prepare and cook this monster of the deep.

Day 8 MEHAMN - TROMSØ (B, L, D)

Unmatched Arctic Scenery
Around midnight, we dock at Mehamn with the option to join in winter a snowmobile trip to hunt the aurora.

North Cape breakfast
We again dock at Honningsvåg, where you can join an excursion that includes eating breakfast at the North Cape. The ship continues to Hammerfest, where you can see the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column. You can also join a mini-mountain expedition and learn about local polar hero Adolf Lindstrøm.

Amazing Lyngenfjord
We continue south to Øksfjord with a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy. In spring, we sail through the beautiful Lyngenfjord, surrounded by the rugged Lyngen Alps.

Midnight adventures
We then dock at Tromsø, just in time to enjoy a midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. You can also explore Tromsø under the midnight sun by boat in summer. You may want to drop by Ølhallen, a classic pub for a friendly beer.

Time in port:
Mehamn 12:45 a.m. –  1:00 a.m.
Kjøllefjord  2:45 a.m. –  3:00 a.m.
Honningsvåg  5:30 a.m. –  5:45 a.m.
Havøysund  7:45 a.m. –  8:00 a.m.
Hammerfest 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.*
Øksfjord 3:30 p.m. –  3:45 p.m.
Skjervøy 7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Tromsø 11:45 p.m. –  1:30 a.m.

*April 1 –  May 31 departure time from Hammerfest will be 11:45 a.m. due to a diversion into Lyngen.

Optional Excursions
The Northernmost Town in the World
Join a bus tour to explore Hammerfest and learn about the events that have shaped this unique town at the top of Europe.

Snowmobile Trip into the Polar Night
Join an unforgettable snowmobile journey into the polar night, and across one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural environments.
 
Breakfast at North Cape
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and more on this scenic coach tour from the town of Honningsvåg to North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent.
 
Mountain Hike in Hammerfest
Join a walking tour that follows a path through Hammerfest's past and up to the top of nearby Mount Salen for magnificent views of the Arctic Ocean and surrounding islands.
 
Into the Ice – Stories of a Polar Hero
Go on a 'mini-expedition' and discover one of the greatest figures in polar history during this excursion from Hammerfest to nearby Mount Salen.
 
Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral
There is perhaps no more beautiful way to experience Tromsø than by attending a midnight concert at the city's iconic Arctic Cathedral.
 
Arctic Midnight Adventure in Tromsø
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tromsø’s famous sights from the seaside.

Day 9 TROMSØ - STAMSUND - LOFOTEN ISLANDS (B, L, D)

Lofoten, Where Nature Amazes
We arrive in Harstad, where you can join the excursion, 'A Taste of Vesterålen'.

Amazing scenery
The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning natural scenery of the entire voyage. Lofoten is renowned for its steep mountains, sandy beaches, wild nature, and picturesque fishing villages.

Hurtigruten's birthplace
We make a short stop at Risøyhamn, population 200, to deliver passengers, groceries, and mail, and then continue to Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten was founded more than 125 years ago. Go ashore and visit the Hurtigruten Museum. Continuing south, we slip through a passage into the narrow Raftsund, past peaks rising more than 3,000 feet from the sea.

Spectacular Trollfjord
We now reach spectacular Trollfjord, only one-mile long, 330 feet wide, and surrounded by majestic mountains. If possible, we sail inside, where the dramatic landscape inspires images of fairy tales and trolls. Just north, you can opt to see sea eagles up close by boat.

Heart of Lofoten
At Svolvær, you can select several excursion options, including a sunset horseback ride on a beach, an exhilarating boat ride, or a guided fishing village walk. We then proceed to Stamsund along the massive Lofoten wall.

Time in port:
Tromsø 11:45 p.m. –  1:30 a.m.
Finnsnes  4: a.m. –  4:45 a.m.
Harstad  7:45 a.m. –  8:30 a.m.
Risøyhamn 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Sortland 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Stokmarknes 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Svolvær 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Stamsund 10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Optional Excursions
A Taste of Vesterålen
A Taste of Vesterålen is one of the classics in our extensive Hurtigruten excursion program. Come along and experience its history, beautiful scenery, and many breathtaking sights.
 
Lofoten Islands
Join us on a comfortable coach excursion through one of the most extraordinary landscapes on Earth.
 
Sea Eagle Safari
Join us on an excursion into Norway's spectacular Trollfjord and experience close encounters with magnificent sea eagles.
 
RIB Adventure in Lofoten
Join us on this exciting sea excursion in open RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) on the waters of the fantastic Lofoten archipelago.
 
Lofoten by Horse
Imagine horseback riding along a remote beach and terrain once inhabited by Vikings. Join us for this excursion along the shoreline of Gimsøy on the open Norwegian Sea.
 
Discover a Fishing Village
Join us on a guided walking tour to the quaint old fishing village of Svinøya adjacent to the Lofoten town of Svolvær.

Day 10 BODØ - RØRVIK - SEVEN SISTERS (B, L, D)

Across the Arctic Circle
Celebrate crossing the Arctic Circle with a 'taste' of Arctic tradition – a fun ceremony highlighted by a spoonful of cod liver oil.

Mountain with a hole
As we sail along the Helgeland coast, you'll see the strange mountain Torghatten, famous for its distinctive hole in the center. The opening is 525 feet long, 115 feet high and 66 feet wide, and was created during the ice age. If the weather allows, join a hike with your Hurtigruten guides up the mountain.

Myths and legends
We also sail past the Seven Sisters mountain range –with peaks up to 3,600 feet high. The story goes that seven beautiful troll sisters got caught out at sunrise and turned to stone, thus the seven beautiful peaks.

UNESCO heritage
We next make a short stop at Nesna before moving on to Sandnessjøen, where you can join an optional excursion in summer to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vega Islands.

Charming coastal town
Brønnøysund is a pretty little town that offers a charming main street and marina. You can join an excursion to the Norwegian Aquaculture Center for an interesting tour and taste of fresh salmon from April throughout October.

Optional Excursions
UNESCO Vega Archipelago
Take a step back in time and see how the Norwegian islanders here developed a symbiotic relationship with the local eider duck population to cultivate a sustainable livelihood.
 
Visit the Salmon
Fascinated by fish? Join us on a visit to the Norwegian Aquaculture Center near Brønnøysund for an informative tour and taste of fresh salmon.

Day 11 TRONDHEIM - ÅLESUND (B, L, D)

Rich History and Living Culture
We revisit Trondheim to further explore it's colorful history. Join our excursion "Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral" to learn more.

Fishing, scenery and excursions
Next is Kristiansund, a city spread across four islands, with an excellent harbor that has been active since the Stone Age. Today, it is Norway's 'cured cod capital' because of its centuries-old export of dried fish. 

Join an excursion to the renowned Atlantic Road - one of the most scenic routes in the world. Another interesting excursion is to the Bergtatt marble mine, which includes going inside a mountain and sailing across an illuminated subterranean lake, before enjoying a meal in the mine's 'Grand Hall'.

Norwegian Alps
Those choosing to stay on board at Kristiansund will cross the open sea to Molde, known as Norway's 'City of Roses'. Along the way, you will take in the steep peaks of the Romsdal Alps on the horizon.

Time in port:
Trondheim  6:30 a.m. –  9:45 a.m.
Kristiansund 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Molde 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Ålesund 12:30 a.m. –  1:00 a.m.

Optional Excursions
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
Join us on a coach tour of this holy medieval city that has become a major modern academic and technological research center.

The Atlantic Road
Ride along on what The Guardian ranked as the world's best road trip, and was awarded the "Engineering Feat of the Century" prize in 2005.

Bergtatt - Magnificent Marble Mine
Enjoy a guided bus tour to Bergtatt, and visit a working marble and limestone mine on the bank of an illuminated subterranean lake deep inside a mountain.

Day 12 ÅLESUND - BERGEN DISEMBARKATION (B)

A Fjord Farewell
During the night, the ship calls at Ålesund, Torvik, and Måløy, as our cruise draws to a close. But before we dock in Bergen, there is some fascinating scenery ahead of us.

Glaciers and lush farmland
We sail through picturesque Nordfjord beneath the Jostedal Glacier. This rugged coastal region features farms with fruit orchards and glacial fingers that stretch toward glistening lakes. In the morning, we call at Florø.

Back to Bergen
We navigate the mouth of the mighty Sognefjord and enjoy superb views of the island-studded coastline before you disembark in Bergen.

We hope you will take home memories of stunning nature, wildlife, and fascinating culture, and we hope to see you onboard again in the near future!

Time in port:
Ålesund 12:30 a.m. –  1:00 a.m.
Torvik 2:15 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Måløy  5:15 a.m. –  5:45 a.m.
Florø  7:45 a.m. –  8:15 a.m.
Bergen 2:30 p.m.

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